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Basic Scone Recipe

Basic Scone Recipe


  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 5 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup butter, chilled
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 cup milk, cold (you can use half and half if you prefer)
  • 1/4 cup assorted dried fruits and chopped nuts, if desired

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Combine the dry ingredients (flour, baking powder, sugar and salt) Cut the chilled butter into slices or cubes. Cut the butter into the dry mixture until it is like fine bread crumbs. Combine the milk and egg in a small bowl, just mixing slightly, do not whip. Stir the mixture into the dry ingredients until moistened. Lightly flour a working surface and knead the dough briefly. Roll the dough out into a circle about a ½ inch thick. Cut the circle into 8 pie-shaped wedges. Place the wedges on a greased baking sheet and bake 15 minutes or until lightly brown.

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